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Burke Animal Clinic

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6307 Lee Chapel Road
Burke, VA 22015
Phone: 703-569-9600
Fax: 703-569-6858

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:15am8:00pm
Tuesday7:15am8:00pm
Wednesday7:15am7:30pm
Thursday7:15am7:30pm
Friday7:15am7:30pm
Saturday8:00am2:00pm
SundayBy Appointment
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At Burke Animal Clinic, we offer a variety of prescription diets to help keep your pet healthy and manage health problems like diabetes, kidney disease, allergies and weight management. The doctor will discuss your pet's special dietary needs and work with you to come up with a nutritional plan for your pet.

Weight management is a common challenge for pet owners. Here are some quick tips to help keep your pet in tip top shape:

  • Feed your pet based on ideal weight and not actual weight
  • Portion control is critical! Measure your pet’s food
  • Keep in mind, the recommendation on food packaging is for active, intact animals that require more calories. Spaying or neutering your pet reduces metabolism by 10-12%, so adjust portions accordingly
  • Treats are calories! Consider this – a rawhide is the equivalent serving of one piece of pizza and a biscuit is like eating a serving of Oreos!
  • Dogs don’t see sizes, they see numbers, so break up treats into small pieces or use dog food as a treat. If you do this, remember to take the dog food to be used for treats from their normal allotment of food each day
  • Try adding some filler. Add ¼ to 1 cup of green beans or 1-3 tablespoons a day of canned pumpkin to meals. Make sure it’s “canned pumpkin” and not pumpkin pie filling!
  • Of course, exercise is key, too! For dogs, try increasing the number of walks or the distance, play ball, frisbee, or whatever activity your dog enjoys and can tolerate
  • You can help your cat exercise, too! Make feeding time a game and hide food so your cat will explore the house to find the food (this works for dogs, too). Some cats like to chase things, so try throwing food. If you have a couch potato kitty, pick up your cat and move him or her upstairs or downstairs to encourage movement
  • If you’ve tried to get your pet to lose weight but they’re not losing, or they’re still gaining, there could be an underlying health issue. Please see your vet.
  • Your pet relies on you for its wellbeing; so don’t let him or her down! And, most of all, have fun. A healthy pet is a very happy pet.

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Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday7:15am8:00pm
Tuesday7:15am8:00pm
Wednesday7:15am7:30pm
Thursday7:15am7:30pm
Friday7:15am7:30pm
Saturday8:00am2:00pm
SundayBy Appointment
*Our phones are answered until 15 minutes prior to closing*

We are open on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for appointments.  If you do not have an appointment, but find on Sunday you have a sick pet in need of care, please give us a call.

Vet Assistants are available to receive or send home your pet during the above hours.

Doctors do not arrive until 8:00 A.M. on Monday - Friday; and 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.  We answer our phones until 15 minutes prior to closing.

We close our office on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve (2017 only), Christmas Day, New Year's Eve (2017 only).

Inclement weather sometimes causes a delayed opening or early closing. We rarely close for the day, but sometimes employees need extra time coming in or may need to leave early to get home safely.  We communicate schedule changes due to weather on Facebook and via email. We attempt to contact clients directly when they have appointments scheduled that may be affected.  If you have an early appointment during a significant snow event, call us first to make sure we are open.



 

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